On Friday, Two Palestinians Were Killed. Why You Only Heard About One.

On Friday, two palestinian Arabs were shot dead, but only one made the international news.

The first, Mohammed Tamimi – of the infamous clan that counts ‘Shirley Temper’ Ahed Tamimi and Sbarro terrorist Ahlam Tamimi as members – was allegedly shot by IDF troops. I am guessing he was involved with stone throwing and possible other violent shenanigans, but whatever it was, the mainstream media was all over his death.

The second, a nameless palestinian Arab, was shot dead after failing to stop at a checkpoint east of Gaza City. His death has not been covered by the mainstream media like Tamimi’s. No prizes for guessing why:

Militants from the Izzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, fired shots at three citizens who were traveling in a civilian vehicle near the Tuffah neighborhood. One of the passengers was killed and the other two wounded.

“Late Friday evening, a speeding vehicle entered one of the checkpoints of the Hama Al-Thoghour forces in the eastern border area of Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City,” Hamas’ interior ministry said in a statement about the shooting.

“The security forces suspected the vehicle of suspicious activity, and they signaled to the driver to stop, but he refused and continued moving at a very high speed.”

“Two shots were fired at the vehicle, but it did not stop, and it fled,” the statement pointed out, acknowledging that one of the passengers had been injured.

It is not as if the mainstream media is averse to covering the deaths of palestinian Arabs shot for not stopping at checkpoints. It is just that if Israel cannot be blamed, it isn’t newsworthy.

Hat tip: Michal


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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